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Old Mutual warns of scammers

In a recent media release Old Mutual Namibia warns the public of fraudulent letters and loan application forms which has surfaced within the past weeks used to scam people out of their money. The most recent circulating letters offer business, car and home loans and urge potential clients to email their IDs, payslips and bank […]

New Mondesa Police Station Commander introduced to community

New Mondesa Police Station Commander introduced to community

The Namibian Police (NamPol) organised a church parade on Sunday (4 June) to introduce the new station commander of the Mondesa Police Station to the community of Swakopmund: Warrant Officer Hilma Kandali Uugwanga. Many serious crimes take place in the Swakopmund suburb Mondesa, most notable are assault-related offences, murders at month’s end fuelled by alcohol […]

Erongo Desalination Plant celebrates seven years of no Lost Time Injuries

Erongo Desalination Plant celebrates seven years of no Lost Time Injuries

The Erongo Desalination Plant celebrated an incredible milestone of seven years with no Lost Time Injury (LTI). The celebration took place at the facility located near Wlotzkasbaken on Friday, 2 June. The plant was built to supply water to the Trekkopje Mine of AREVA Resources Namibia. “This is our longest time period of any of […]

Police still searching for truck driver after Usakos inferno

Police still searching for truck driver after Usakos inferno

Many questions and little answers: The police in the Erongo region is still searching for a truck driver, suspected to be a Zambian national, who disappeared on Friday evening after three trucks burned out completely in Usakos. One Namibian truck driver, Lisias Amukushu, sustained severe burn injuries and is still in a critical condition while […]

Container terminal project only completed by 2019

Container terminal project only completed by 2019

At a public session presented by PS HSE Consulting to keep interested parties and the community updated on the progress of construction of Namports’ new container terminal on reclaimed land, it was confirmed that the construction of the 40 hectares container terminal is around 60% completed. The project, which was scheduled for completion by mid-2018, […]

Syncrolift back at full capacity

Syncrolift back at full capacity

Namport has re-opened its Syncrolift to full capacity this week. Extensive repair and maintenance work had been carried out at the 44 year-old Syncrolift since June 2014. It necessitated the Syncrolift operating below its capacity. The re-opening on Wednesday of this week coincided to the day three years since a major incident at the Syncrolift […]

Chinese road builder accommodates workers illegally at construction camp

The Swakopmund Town Council has ordered that Unik Construction Engineering Namibia (UNIK), the joint venture contractor constructing a new road east of the dune belt between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, has to evacuate their employees from the construction camp within 30 days. The employees affected are Chinese nationals and has once more placed Chinese companies […]

Kooper to represent herself

Marine Kooper (23), the woman who is accused of having abandoned and placed her newborn in a suitcase in Walvis Bay recently has indicated in court she would represent herself on a charge of attempted murder. At a previous court appearance she wanted to apply for legal aid. She was expected to make a plea, […]

New by-law to encourage supermarkets to charge for plastic bags

New by-law to encourage supermarkets to charge for plastic bags

Swakopmund is once again at the forefront of environmental conservation: The local authority wants to introduce a unique by-law obliging supermarkets and businesses to charge customers a fee for plastic bags in the hope of eliminating the illiterate use of plastic bags and to curb pollution. If all goes to plan the unique by-law can […]

Swakopmund Mayor invites public to a series of meetings

The municipality of Swakopmund is hosting a series of public meetings, starting on Sunday (4 June). According to a notice sent out by the municipality the Mayor, Clr Paulina Nashilundo, will brief the public on the Strategic Plan Feedback. The first meeting will take place at the Meduletu Hall on Sunday at 14:00. Next up […]